Sergeant Bruce Hawthorn BARTON

Service No: 405341
Born: Gordonvale QLD, 10 October 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 3 March 1941
Unit: No. 14 Operational Training Unit (RAF), Detachment RAF Station Saltby, Leicestershire
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 14 Operational Training Unit Hampden aircraft AE155), Lincolnshire, 11 August 1942, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Cottesmore (St Nicholas) Churchyard Extension, Rutland
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Lindsay Bruce Barton and Eunice Ray Barton, of Gordonvale, North Queensland, Australia
Roll of Honour: Gordonvale QLD
Remembered: Panel 118, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On the night of 10 August 1942 Hampden AE155 took off from RAF Saltby detailed to carry out low-level bombing practice. At 0330 hours on the 11 August the aircraft crashed at Edenham, 2 miles north-west of Bourne, Lincolnshire. The crew of three was killed.

The crew members of AE155 were:

Sergeant Bruce Hawthorn Barton (405341) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Roy Percival Davies (97987) (RCAF) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant John Henry O’Connor (R/79053) (RCAF) (Observer)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/90/352

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